Rainer Josef Schwob, Univ.Ass. Mag.phil. Dr.phil.

University assistant (postdoc)
Deputy Head of Institute for History of Musical Reception and Interpretation

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Rainer Josef Schwob was born in Innsbruck in 1972 and received piano and organ/church music lessons from an early age. He studied musicology and ancient history in Graz and Vienna. In 2004 he did his doctoral thesis on Claudio Monteverdi's 'L’incoronazione di Poppea' in the 20th centurywith Gernot Gruber at the University of Vienna. Two of his research projects dealt with Mozart in the mirror of early music journalism. From 2013 to 2014 he worked as a university assistant in Vienna and held numerous courses there (detailed CV in German).

Since February 2014 he has been working as a university assistant (postdoc) at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, supervising scientific and artistic bachelor and masters theses and is also deputy head of the Institute for Musical Reception and Interpretation History. His main areas of research include interpretation research and analysis, early Mozart's reception, Mozart's contemporaries, canon and repertoire formation, Monteverdi's reception, music databases, Alban Berg, Ernst Krenek as well as the history of the piano reduction (see list of publicationslist of research projectslist of lectureslist of courses).